Study Abroad Destinations
Choose Your Path to Studying Abroad
Point Park University students eager to study abroad have the option to do so through University-sponsored programs or independent study abroad programs. Additionally, international trips with faculty are an option for students looking to travel abroad for a shorter period of time.
Students who choose to enroll in a Point Park University-affiliated study abroad program must be enrolled full-time for their semester abroad. On average, students take 12 to 15 credits during their study abroad semester, which enables them to stay on track academically while allowing for ample travel and leisure time.
Regent's University London
Regent's University London is one of the UK's most respected independent universities, and one of the most internationally diverse, with students from more than 140 different countries worldwide. Situated in the heart of Regent's Park in central London, the main quadrangle of classrooms is surrounded by residence halls, lawns and tennis courts. Beyond this are the gardens and lakes of the beautiful Royal Park. This peaceful environment is only a few minutes away from the financial center of London, the West End and the many attractions of this exciting European city. By means of the European rail system and low-cost airfare, many beautiful and historical European cities can be explored on weekends. The Regent's program is open to Point Park students of all majors.
- Housing: On campus, traditional residence hall-style (single, double, triple)
- Meals: Declining debit meal plan; included in housing cost
- Tuition & housing costs: Point Park tuition (based upon the student's major); Regent's room and board charges
- Semesters offered: Spring, summer (one session), fall
American University of Rome
Through the University's membership in the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education consortium, Point Park students are able to study at the American University of Rome, Italy. Founded in 1969, AUR is the oldest degree-granting American university in Rome, offering challenging courses with professors who are highly trained and experienced in their respective fields and have high academic standards. AUR's urban campus is located on top of the Janiculum, Rome's highest hill, in a dedicated set of buildings in a prestigious neighborhood, within walking distance of the center of The Eternal City. The AUR program is open to Point Park students of all majors.
- Housing: AUR-facilitated apartments in areas surrounding the AUR campus; apartments are shared with other AUR students
- Meals: No meal plan included
- Tuition & housing costs: Point Park tuition (based upon the student's major); AUR room and board charges
- Semesters offered: Spring, summer (two sessions), fall
University of Salford
The University of Salford Manchester in England was established in 1896 as the Royal Technical Institute, Salford. Currently, the University of Salford has a population of 20,000, including more than 3,000 international students from across the world. The main campus is located less than 2 miles from the city of Manchester, 10 miles from Manchester Airport, and just over two hours from London. Salford boasts excellent transport links, with the University being situated on a busy bus and train route to keep students well connected. The University's MediaCityUK campus is located at Salford Quays, near international attractions such as The Lowry Arts Center, the Imperial War Museum North, and the world-famous Manchester United Football Club. Neighboring Manchester is home to more than 100,000 students and a richly diverse, multicultural society. The Salford program is open to students of all majors.
- Housing: All accommodations are singles, either residence hall-style in Peel Park Quarter, or in 2, 3, or 4-bedroom suites in John Lester & Eddie Colman Court.
- Meals: No meal plan included.
- Tuition & housing costs: Point Park tuition (based upon the student's major); Salford room and board charges
- Semesters offered: Spring and fall
Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Madrid "María de Ávila" (CSDMA)
The CSDMA was created in 2006 at its present headquarters, in the Finca de los Lujanes. CSDMA offers superior dance studios in the concentrations of choreography and interpretation, or dance pedagogy offered in Spanish dance, classical dance, contemporary dance and Flamenco. This program is open only to dance majors upon recommendation of the chair of the dance department.
- Housing: Students may choose a home stay or may make their own housing arrangements
- Meals: Breakfast and dinner are included in home stays
- Tuition & housing costs: Point Park tuition (based upon the student's major); actual room and board charges if home stay is chosen
- Semesters offered: Spring only, or full-year (fall start only)
University of West London
The London College of Music at the University of West London (UWL) is located in the middle of the United Kingdom's music and media district, and is known as one of the largest specialty performing arts and music institutions in the UK. This program is open only to musical theatre majors in the fall of their junior year.
- Housing: Students will stay in student accommodations coordinated by UWL
- Meals: Students will have access to a kitchen and will be able to cook on their own
- Tuition & housing costs: Point Park tuition (based on the student's major); actual room charges
- Semester offered: Fall of junior year
Below are some examples of other destinations Point Park students have traveled to for study abroad.
- Kingston University, London, England
- University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- University of Bristol, Bristol, England
- University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
- University of Roehampton, London, England
- Semester at Sea (various destinations)
Students interested in a non-affiliated study abroad program will apply directly to their program of choice. Tuition and other program costs must be paid directly to the sponsoring school. Credits earned through study abroad programs not affiliated with Point Park will count as transfer credits on a student's transcript. Visit the Other Destinations page in PointSync to learn more.
Shorter trips (often two to three weeks) are arranged by Point Park University faculty.
These trips are sometimes offered as part of three-credit courses, with the travel usually occurring over the summer.
In the past, destinations have included:
- Czech Republic
Check with your academic department for information on these types of opportunities, which include the Rowland School of Business Cultural and Academic Immersion Programs and student teaching abroad through the School of Education.
For questions and more information about studying abroad, contact Amanda Anderson, study abroad coordinator, at 412-392-8026, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Office of Student Life, located on the first floor of Pioneer Hall.